Skip to main content

Entry into force of Explanatory Note 0.49, introducing authorized consignor in the TIR Convention

10 March 2021

On 9 March 2021, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, issued depositary notification C.N.85.2021.XI.A.16 (English, French), communicating that, by 1 March 2021, none of the Parties to the TIR Convention had communicated to the Secretary-General an objection to an amendment to Annex 6 of the Convention, introducing new Explanatory Note 0.49 of the TIR Convention, which grants operators greater facilities, such as, but not limited to, the possibility to  become authorized consignor. Consequently, in accordance with the provisions of article 60 (1) of the Convention, the amendment shall enter into force with respect to all Parties to the Convention on 1 June 2021.